Innsbruck Medical University - Medizinische Universität Innsbruck



Innsbruck Medical University - Medizinische Universität Innsbruck
Innsbruck Medical University
Entry requirements
Innsbruck Medical University
Anyone can be admitted to study Molecular Medicine (Mol-
With around 3,000 students and more than 1,400 staff* Inns-
Med) providing they have been awarded a place on the course
bruck Medical University is the most important medical re-
following the selection process and can also provide evidence
search and educational institution in western Austria.
of their general university entrance qualification (Universitätsreife) according to Section 64 paragraph 1 of the Universities
Despite its 300-year history, Innsbruck Medical University is
Act 2002 (Universitätsgesetz), such as a school-leaving certifi-
one of the youngest universities in Austria. Founded in 1669
as the Medical Faculty of the University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck Medical University gained its independence in 2004.
There are 30 places on the course per academic year. Those
interested need to indicate on their application whether they
Innsbruck Medical University stands for academic excellence
wish to study 'Molecular Medicine' or 'Human Medicine and/or
in the fields of teaching, research and patient care. Located in
Dentistry' at Innsbruck Medical University.
the heart of Tyrol and therefore surrounded by the Alps, Innsbruck Medical University offers state-of-the-art facilities in an
As part of the admissions process applicants are required to
attractive location.
take a scientific knowledge test. The results of this test determine whether or not the applicant will be invited to interview
with an admissions committee. The admissions committee
then decides whether or not to offer the applicant a place
based on this interview.
For up-to-date information please see:
Bachelorprogramme Molecular Medicine
*Full-time equivalents
Christoph-Probst-Platz, Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Tel. +43 512 9003 - 0, [email protected],
Course Overview of Bachelor
programme in Molecular Medicine
6 semesters
Basic studies (Grundstudium) in medical science in the field of Molecular
Life Sciences with the possibility to
then pursue a Master's degree from
winter semester 2014/15
Full-time (180 ECTS points)
Type of study:
Places per year:
Language of instruction:
in Molecular Medicine
“We want you”
in Molecular Medicine
Excellent Job Opportunities
Bachelor programme
in Molecular Medicine
Molecular Medicine is the right choice for anyone interested
Molecular physicians make a significant contribution towards
Students of Molecular Medicine complete a course of
in medicine, but who could also imagine studying Chemistry,
alleviating or curing diseases by developing treatments at the
training which demands a lot from them: high motivation,
Pharmacy or Molecular Biology and is passionate about Mo-
molecular level that are tailored to patients.
creativity, perseverance, discipline, as well as manual
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Degree awarded:
Research and Teaching
Biotechnology, Pharmacy,...
Doctor of Philosophy
6 semesters
Master of Science
4 semesters
Bachelor of Science
6 semesters
lecular Life Sciences.
dexterity and strength. Innsbruck Medical University
Depending on their interests, students have a number of diffe-
therefore offers its students a very personalised course
This course of study, which in Austria is offered exclusively
rent options after completing their Bachelor's degree. On the
of study, close contact with professors and the possibility
by Innsbruck Medical University, offers students future-ori-
one hand, their degree prepares them for practical, professio-
to work in small groups: all in a state-of-the-art university.
ented, scientifically-based training. Students learn about
nal work. On the other, it also forms the basis for pursuing a
Lectures and practical courses will be taking place in the
biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, immunology, mi-
Master's degree in Molecular Medicine (e. g. at Innsbruck Me-
brand new Innsbruck Center for Chemistry and Biomedi-
crobiology, cell biology, bioinformatics, structural biology
dical University from winter semester 2014/15) or further stu-
cine, which only opened in 2012.
and many other exciting fields. They apply their knowledge
dy in the field of Life Sciences at a university or higher educa-
both in theory and in practice, in order to understand the
tion institution.
workings of the human body down to its tiniest molecular
Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree after six semesters of study. Almost 65 per cent of the lec-
details. They learn about why and how the human body no
Graduates have excellent opportunities in the labour market
tures are the same as those for the degree in Human Me-
longer works when someone is ill.
and can work at universities and research institutes, as well as
dicine. There are additional and more detailed lectures in
in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, in large
the basic science courses, as well as intensive practical
medical laboratories and also in public health.
training in laboratory techniques of modern Life Scien-
This knowledge is essential in modern medicine. Diagnoses
and treatments are being specially adapted to suit a patient's
molecular fingerprint more and more.

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